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Almakan is the leader for the "Aktash" group. She is 53 years old, married and has raised four children. In 1981, in search of a source of income for her family, Almakan started her business of livestock breeding and field crop cultivation with a starting sum of 2,000 som (KGS). Thanks to perseverance and persistent work, Almakan was able to develop her business to a farm of one cow and 1.50 hectares of irrigated land, where she grows beans and potatoes.

With an aim to further develop her business, Almakan turned to the organization "Bai Tushum & Partners" for a loan in the amount of 30,000 som (KGS) for the purchase of additional heads of livestock. Almakan plans to invest the income from the loan in developing her business, and she dreams of buying a car.
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Алмакан – лидер группы «Акташ», ей 53 года, замужем, воспитала 4 детей. В 1981 году, в поисках источника дохода для своей семьи Алмакан начала свой бизнес в животноводстве и полеводстве со стартовой суммой в 2,000 сом (KGS). Благодаря настойчивости и упорному труду, Алмакан сумела развить свой бизнес с хозяйством в 1,50 га орошаемой земли,где она выращивает фасоль и картофель и 1 дойной коровой. В целях дальнейшего развития своего бизнеса, Алмакан обратилась в компанию «Бай – Тушум и Партнеры» за кредитом в сумме 30,000 сом (KGS) на покупку дополнительных голов скота. Доходы от кредита Алмакан планирует вложить в развитие бизнеса и мечтает о покупке машины.

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About Bai Tushum Bank CJSC

Bai Tushum Bank CJSC is a microfinance bank in Kyrgyzstan offering clients a range of products including loans for business development, trade, production, leasing, mortgage, consumption and more. Its portfolio is mostly comprised of group loans that cater to the broadest population of clients. Kiva lenders’ funds help the bank expand its services in remote areas to impact even more vulnerable communities in Kyrgyzstan.

About Kyrgyzstan

  • $2,500
    Average annual income
  • 60
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    Kyrgyzstan Loans Fundraising
  • $12,013,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 47.1
    Kyrgyzstan Soms (KGS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Almakan to purchase livestock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013